Education in media literacy is crucial in an increasingly polarized society. This statement leaves us with some questions:
- How can the promotion of media literacy contribute to combating the increasing polarization of public opinion in contemporary societies?
- What is the state-of-the-art of media literacy in Portugal?
- How can media education contribute to solving problems that affect our society?
To reflect on these questions, the Centre for English Studies of the University of Lisbon (CEAUL/ULICES) in partnership with the American Corners Portugal have organized the event “Media Literacy: from theory to practice”. The morning will be dedicated to a lecture by Renee Hobbs, a world reference in digital and media literacy, followed by a round table discussion with Portuguese experts Isabel Nery, Manuel Pinto and Vítor Tomé. A workshop with Renee Hobbs will be offered in the afternoon.
The event is aimed at university students (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles) and anyone with an interest in this area. The lecture and the round table are open to the public. However, the workshop requires prior registration. Those interested in participating must do so by 29 September 2023. To register simply fill in the registration form on this link and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. After completing this step, you will be contacted on how to proceed with the payment of the €10 fee.
For additional information on the event see the poster below or contact: email@example.com
|9:30 – 10:00||Opening Session Anfiteatro III (Sala A201)|
|10:00 – 11:00||Plenary Lecture: “How Media Literacy Education Helps to Depolarize Society” Renee Hobbs (University of Rhode Island, USA)|
|11:15 – 12:45||Roundtable Discussion: “Media Literacy in Practice: the Portuguese context” Isabel Nery (CAPP, ISCSP); Manuel Pinto (CECS, Universidade do Minho); Vitor Tomé (CIES, ISCTE-IUL)|
|15:00 – 17:00||Workshop – (Sala B112.B) (Mandatory enrolment, max. 30 pax.): “Designing Educational Futures: How media literacy education responds to important community needs” Renee Hobbs (University of Rhode Island, USA)|